Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 09:22 by ce-press
Holy Loch Port is expecting Saga Sapphire next August, to be followed by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in September. The Scottish port has also received a potential booking for 2017.
“Things are definitely starting to pick up. The booking for the Saga vessel is to allow the passengers to go to the Cowal Gathering which is a popular Highland Games event in Scotland held 2.5 miles away from the port,” explained Alison Downs from the port.
Last winter a Visitor Centre and Mausoleum attached to St Munns Church in Kilmun was opened. Benmore Gardens is a short drive away. The Golden Gates have been renovated and the Victoria Fernery restored with over 70 species of fern. There is a newly-refurbished Oak Pavilion, Chilean viewpoint and a Japanese valley and Tasmanian ridge. A t 140m the viewpoint overlooks the surrounding mountains and Holy Loch.
For the active, Quadmania is on the doorstep and offers outdoor pursuits including quad biking and archery.In addition a seaplane can land in the Holy Loch and take passengers on an air trip round Scotland.